May 1st, Rev. Jeanne Pupke, “State of the Congregation” We have a lot to think about. Acknowledging this, Rev. Jeanne offers this annual sermon a few weeks earlier so that you may ponder and discuss.
May 8th, Rev. Jeanne Pupke, “Annual Flower Communion” May 15th, Rev. Terre Balof (Consulting Minister, UUCC of Glen Allen), “Shifting our Minds and Faith from Newton’s Apple to Quantum Physics” This sermon will discuss living our Faith in the midst of dramatic change.
May 22nd, Rev. Jeanne Pupke, “Bridging” Everything I needed to know I learned in Religious Education!
May 29th, Rev. Jeanne Pupke, “The Four Chaplains” This is a sermon about how it can take a whole lifetime to learn how to be a hero.
April 3, Denny Davidoff (Senior Consultant for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs At Meadville Theological School) “To Be Of Use” In the title poem, Marge Piercy says that “the pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.” I am privileged to do real work in the field of theological education and the formation of UU ministers. I want to tell you about it.
April 10, Rev. David MacPherson “Racism and the Civil War” Already, a so-called celebration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War is underway. Unitarian Universalists should be taking the lead in using this time to call all Americans to end the oppression of racism, which is very much alive today. There is work to be done! Learn how you can do your part.
April 17, Pat Owen “The Stones Would Shout Out” Passion week is the span of days between Palm Sunday and Easter. It marks the last week of life for Jesus, and was a week filled with triumph, pain and ultimately death. Some would say the Passion is shown in Jesus’ willingness to die. Suppose the Passion is really in his living and what may it teach us about our own passion for life? Red is the color of the day!
April 24, Rev. Jeanne Pupke, “Resurrection and Remembrance: Memorial Sunday” (Multigenerational) Our Memorial Garden is a place of memory and peace. Our sermon considers how remembering the beloved dead inspires the living.